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Hello:

What would ya'll recommend as it pertains to water storage? Do you think that buying a few 5 gallon water jugs to get started is a good way to go? Filling up water from the faucet is probably not the best idea as it doesn't store very well, at least to my knowledge...[/font]
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Rodeno;92182 Wrote:Hello:

What would ya'll recommend as it pertains to water storage? Do you think that buying a few 5 gallon water jugs to get started is a good way to go? Filling up water from the faucet is probably not the best idea as it doesn't store very well, at least to my knowledge...[/font]

I believe in having at least one gallon per person per day. So, if you want a one month supply for two people, sixty gallons.

Now, that doesn't account for barter, crops, cleaning, animals. That is just drinking water.

A few things I would suggest. Filters. Streaker put one together a while back, and it looks fantastic. That way, if you have a source of water, say a river, or even capturing rain water through gutters, you could have water.

I have seen everything from water bottles with filters built in, to large units that could clean more water than you might be able to use.
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#3
I bought some calcium hypochlorite (pool shock) for disinfecting water. You can disinfect water with bleach, but bleach goes bad over time. With the pool shock, you can make your own bleach. One heaping teaspoon makes two gallons of bleach. 2-1/2 tablespoons of the bleach solution treats a gallon of water. So one heaping teaspoon of pool shock will treat 200 gallons. If I'm doing the math correctly, the 5-lb container I bought will treat 64,000 gallons.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_10_17/618065_.html
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#4
There's nothing wrong with storing tap water, it can be treated for long term storage much the same way as any other water that you'd collect can be. I'm using 55 gallon drums that I got from a place that supplies Teat Disinfectant to dairy farms. I have several filled and treated in one part of my basement.
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#5
Thanks all! I'm thinkin about catching rAin water this summer, hopefully I can figure out a system!
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#6
There's systems you can build for catching rain water from your downspouts, you can look them up and find what would work best for you. But keep in mind, if you're catching it, it's not potable. You'll have to filter it before you can drink it. The water flowing off your roof is going to have all kinds of nasty stuff in it. Remember, birds shit on your roof. The water sitting in the barrel is going to be a breeding ground for nasty critters too. You'll have to filter out the suspended solids and then treat it for the buggies.

Just something to keep in mind. Go find my Home Made Filter thread and you'll see what's involved in building a good filter to keep at home.
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#7
lol, thanks! Yea, I figured I would incorporate a filter for bigger stuff and then research the actual treatment of the water.

Thanks!
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#8
they cost $290 from amazon



It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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#9
Mine cost around $117 for all the parts, I was just thinking about it today. I think that I can simplify it and make it a two stage filter in one canister, so you only have two buckets, one dirty water, one clean water. Maybe I'll work on modifying it this summer.
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streaker69;92233 Wrote:There's systems you can build for catching rain water from your downspouts, you can look them up and find what would work best for you. But keep in mind, if you're catching it, it's not potable. You'll have to filter it before you can drink it. The water flowing off your roof is going to have all kinds of nasty stuff in it. Remember, birds shit on your roof. The water sitting in the barrel is going to be a breeding ground for nasty critters too. You'll have to filter out the suspended solids and then treat it for the buggies.

Just something to keep in mind. Go find my Home Made Filter thread and you'll see what's involved in building a good filter to keep at home.


You ain't kidding.

I have a 57 gal Fiskar's brand rain barrel and that water in there is NASTY.
I use it to water my tomato plants.

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Sorry. No pics of the funky water.
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